The BEST Episodes of The Resident

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 7, 2021

Network: FOX

An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

#1 - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired May 14, 2018

In a final and drastic attempt to save Nic from Lane's acts of sabotage, Conrad must call in a favor from the one person he promised he never would. Meanwhile, Mina's partnership with The Raptor takes on new colors when Micah is rushed back to Chastain with major heart complications and Dr. Bell's alliance with Lane is put to the ultimate test when one of her patients is readmitted.

star 8.14
1,052 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
If Not Now, When?

#2 - If Not Now, When?

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 15, 2019

Devon grows concerned when a mother's complaints go unaddressed after her delivery, and pushes Bell to take drastic measures. Conrad is faced with breaking the news to Nic regarding Jessie's worsening condition. Meanwhile, The Raptor, Mina and Kit spring into action when a mother and son enter the ER with devastating injuries.

star 8.11
714 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham
Home Before Dark

#3 - Home Before Dark

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 9, 2021

With Chastain on the verge of shutting down due to the sale by Red Rock, Conrad tries a last-ditch effort to save the hospital and the doctors plan for their next career moves. On their last day, the whole staff must work together to save Nic's life after she is injured by a deranged patient.

star 8.04
321 votes
Directors: Leslie Libman
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Requiems & Revivals

#4 - Requiems & Revivals

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 2021

As Nic struggles with her recovery, a close friend and former Chastain colleague returns to the hospital to support her. As the hospital transitions from private to public, the search begins for a new CEO, Bell asks a favor of his step-son. Devon sees an opportunity to fix the system.

star 7.96
300 votes
Directors: Leslie Libman
Writers: Emily Pressley, Michael Notarile
How Conrad Gets His Groove Back

#5 - How Conrad Gets His Groove Back

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

After meeting with a high-profile soccer player suffering from mysterious symptoms, Conrad ends up back at Chastain and faces an angry Logan. Bell and the Raptor come up empty-handed in regard to a diagnosis. Nic springs into action when she notices Kyle falling into a deep depressionl. Devon butts heads with Irving over patient space. Mina realizes she has become attached to baby Michelle.

star 7.95
546 votes
Directors: Julie Hébert
Writers: Joshua Troke, Marqui Jackson
Queens

#6 - Queens

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 18, 2019

Bell's confidence in Quovadis continues to waver when the poster child for one of its medical devices, Henry Barnett, is rushed back into the ER, experiencing seizure-like symptoms. Meanwhile, Mina's past comes to light when her mother, famous Nigerian surgeon Dr. Okeke, pays a visit to Chastain, and Conrad makes a risky move when Henry returns to the hospital.

star 7.94
714 votes
Directors: John Brawley
Writers: Jenny Deiker Restivo
Hope in the Unseen

#7 - Hope in the Unseen

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired May 4, 2021

With Nic's due date steadily approaching, she and Conrad plan a relaxing day off, but their plans are interrupted when a patient with a medical mystery sends them rushing back to Chastain. Devon stays by Rose's side as she starts her clinical trial and things take a turn for the worse. Kit is under pressure to bring Chastain out of debt.

star 7.93
110 votes
Whistleblower

#8 - Whistleblower

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 17, 2019

On Devon's last day as an intern, he and Conrad are faced with a moral dilemma over a suicidal patient who is in need of a liver transplant. When Bell discovers that Cain is keeping braindead patients alive in order to boost his survival rates and add to Red Rock's profits, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Adaku goes into early labor, causing a strain on her heart, and Mina has doubts over how to best handle her care.

star 7.92
546 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Into the Unknown

#9 - Into the Unknown

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 20, 2021

Just when Mina and The Raptor can see their future together, an unexpected complication throws a wrench in their plans. Cain faces a harsh reality when Kit gives him the opportunity to prove he is ready to return to the OR. Devon presents Rose with a groundbreaking clinical trial that could help her battle with Sickle Cell Anaemia.

star 7.91
243 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: Andrew Chapman, Emily Pressley
Betrayal

#10 - Betrayal

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 18, 2019

The surgeons work together to save the life of the Raptor's old mentor, Abe, who is their only inside source to Quovadis. Unfortunately, when Nic and Conrad take on a patient needing the hospital's only viable ECMO machine, they must decide between saving the life of Abe or saving the life of their younger, more stable patient. Meanwhile, Marshall puts himself in serious danger to help take down Gordon Page once and for.

star 7.91
721 votes
Writers: Andrew Chapman
The Unbefriended

#11 - The Unbefriended

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 6, 2019

In an effort to save Chastain, Bell considers selling the hospital to a conglomerate, but Kit tries to make him see that the negatives will outweigh the positives. With Conrad's help, Nic tracks down Kyle and pleads for him to reconsider donating a kidney to Jessie. Meanwhile, Mina voices her concern to Austin when Shira is assigned to Micah's surgery and Devon fights for the care of a patient whom the doctors suspect is uninsured.

star 7.91
676 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Virtually Impossible

#12 - Virtually Impossible

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 4, 2019

Conrad, Kit, Mina and the Raptor work to save the life of a med student in need of a triple-organ transplant, drawing Bell back to the OR for one of the Chastain's riskiest surgeries yet. After the police find Julian's empty car in a nearby lake, Devon does some investigating of his own to find out what might have happened. Meanwhile, Mina and the Raptor hound Bell to halt his business with the risky medical device company, Quovadis, and Nic makes a rash decision regarding her sister.

star 7.91
734 votes
Directors: Valerie Weiss
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Eric I. Lu
After the Storm

#13 - After the Storm

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 27, 2021

When a tornado touches down in Atlanta with Chastain directly in its path, the entire staff goes into crisis mode. Conrad and Nic work on an injured EMT. Devon and Leela become trapped with a man who has severe head trauma.

star 7.91
191 votes
Writers: Eric I. Lu, Peter Elkoff
The Flea

#14 - The Flea

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 28, 2020

Cain feels disrespected by Logan when he is left out of a major decision regarding Conrad. The doctors work to save the lives of two big Red Rock donors who were involved in a jet skiing accident. Irving and Devon realize that three of their patients—each with different symptoms—could be triggered by the same thing. Bell's supplement company proves to be more lucrative than anyone anticipated, but an unexpected snag could put it in jeopardy.

star 7.91
560 votes
Directors: Rob J. Greenlea
Writers: Jenny Deiker Restivo, Jessica Ball
Burn It All Down

#15 - Burn It All Down

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 7, 2020

Just when Derek's condition seems to be improving, a severe complication arises, causing Kit to fear that he may be the latest victim of Cain's cover-up. When Cain's former girlfriend is admitted to the hospital for surgery, the doctors finally get a glimpse into his personal life. Meanwhile, Conrad fills in Marshall on the emergency situation facing the hospital and Mina and The Raptor work on saving the heart of a salsa dancer.

star 7.90
486 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Chris Bessounian, Daniela Lamas, Tianna Majumdar-Langham
After the Fall

#16 - After the Fall

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 14, 2019

Lane Hunter's victims and their families become outraged when she is released from prison. Bell, although responsible for posting Lane's bail and getting her released, continues to be tortured by her manipulation. Meanwhile, Conrad uses work to cope with the news about his father, and he teams up with Mina, Kit and the Raptor to treat a patient who is suffering as a result of Lane's dangerous treatments. Then, Devon grows worried when he doesn't hear from Julian, and Nic sets her sights on a primary physician for their new clinic.

star 7.89
755 votes
Directors: Ed Ornelas
Writers: Jen Klein, Marc Halsey
Last Shot

#17 - Last Shot

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 18, 2020

When Red Rock finally opens the doors to its new neurosurgery center and Nic is forced to work alongside Cain again, she, along with the rest of the staff, discover that the center is not everything that was promised. Mina and The Raptor work together with a new surgeon on a heart transplant that has an unexpected result. After becoming personally involved, Bell asks Conrad to re-examine the three patients who may have been poisoned.

star 7.88
511 votes
Directors: Timothy A. Good
Writers: Marc Halsey
The Dance

#18 - The Dance

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2018

Devon's doubts about his relationship reach a peak as his friends and family gather for his big wedding day. As Chastain's leading medical device company, Quovadis, continues to succeed, Julian makes a discovery that leaves her uneasy about her involvement in it all. Meanwhile, Conrad continues to work on his relationship with Marshall and Bell takes a risky offer in order to make a mistake from his past disappear.

star 7.87
792 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Out for Blood

#19 - Out for Blood

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2019

Conrad comes under fire when a former patient files a malpractice lawsuit against him, putting Bell in a difficult position with Red Rock. When Devon discovers that his VIP patient has a life-threatening brain condition, the doctors ban together to perform a risky surgery. Mina discovers that Adaku has a dangerous heart condition that puts her and the baby at risk. Kyle forms a personal relationship with a patient.

star 7.87
537 votes
Directors: Dawn Wilkinson
Writers: Eric I. Lu, Marc Halsey
Rude Awakenings and the Raptor

#20 - Rude Awakenings and the Raptor

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 30, 2018

Conrad and Devon work tirelessly to save the life of Bradley, a fellow doctor who has fallen through the hospital skylight. As the team contemplates how and why he fell through in the first place, Dr. Bell looks back to when he benched Bradley for falling asleep during surgery. Amidst the madness, Mina is tasked with showing Chastain's new star cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. AJ Austin, around the hospital, but is caught off-guard by his volatile personality. Meanwhile, Nic finds renewed enthusiasm when she uncovers an oncologist who used to work with Lane, but while paying him a visit, she fears that she's being followed.

star 7.86
1,096 votes
Writers: Michael Notarile
Woman Down

#21 - Woman Down

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2019

When one of Chastain's own is brought into the emergency room with life-threatening injuries, the staff rallies around each other to try to save her life, while disagreements over how to best handle her care put Cain at odds with the rest of the doctors. Bell is met with an unexpected response when he voices concerns regarding the nursing shortage that Nic brought to his attention. Conrad turns heads when he shares data about Hemopleatin. Kyle begins volunteering at the hospital.

star 7.86
501 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: Jessica Ball
Support System

#22 - Support System

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 24, 2020

When Cain becomes aware of an emergency situation breaking out at the hospital, he recruits Ezra to help keep it under wraps. Nic works to come up with a support system for a patient in need of a lung transplant. Kit's son-in-law's condition continues to worsen.

star 7.86
492 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: Marqui Jackson, Michael Notarile
Adverse Events

#23 - Adverse Events

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 4, 2019

The surgeons are determined to shut down Quovadis after Henry Barnett almost loses his life due to a device malfunction. As Mina and Devon set out to find the truth, Bell, AJ and Conrad work to save the life of Chastain's favorite custodian, Simon. Meanwhile, one of Alec's old patients ends up in the ER, forcing him to question if he made the right choice to leave his old practice for Nic's clinic.

star 7.86
704 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Marc Halsey
Free Fall

#24 - Free Fall

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 7, 2020

After being terminated from Chastain, Conrad has difficulty figuring out his next step and distracts himself by accompanying a patient on a zero-gravity adventure. In his first move as the new Chief of Surgery, Cain puts the doctors on a commission-based pay system. Mina struggles with taking care of Adaku's baby. Bell's supplement company get its big break.

star 7.85
543 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Todd Harthan
Mina’s Kangaroo Court

#25 - Mina’s Kangaroo Court

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 19, 2021

When Cain's elective surgery patient returns with complications, Mina and Raptor butt heads over how to handle the situation. Conrad and Devon treat a local Congresswoman who withholds information that could prevent her from receiving proper treatment, causing Devon to open up about his grief. In the wake of losing many colleagues to the virus, Bell worries who would be there for him in a moment of crisis and finds himself mining his own past to find his estranged former stepson. Logan Kim finds himself on the chopping block when the doctors are questioned about his actions during the pandemic.

star 7.84
329 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Marqui Jackson, Peter Elkoff